100 for $100!

Patrons, friends, and supporters of the ballet–we are so excited to kick off our first ever “100 for $100” campaign! We are encouraging 100 friends to donate $100! Will you help us reach our goal?

If interested in donating, please visit www.paypal.me/lakeerieballet

Your support is truly appreciated. Together, we can keep the arts and dance thriving in Erie!

***The Lake Erie Ballet is a 501c3 organization. Thank you for your tax-deductible donation. To request a proof of payment for your records, please contact lead@lakeerieballet.org.

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Thank you, Erie Community Foundation!

Your generous grant will allow us to purchase an HVAC system for our new building located at 1020 Holland St! Thank you for all that you do for us and the community!

Nutcracker Auditions!

Audition dates have been set! Please join us for the Lake Erie Ballet’s 58th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker!


Ages 3-10) Saturday, August 27th

Ages 11-18) Saturday, September 10th

Location: 1020 Holland St.

Times: TBA

**Auditions for adult roles, TBA**



New Artistic Director

Lesley Bories-Scalise

Mrs. Bories-Scalise served in various roles at the Lake Erie Ballet from years 2003-2008 including ballet instructor, Executive Director, and Artistic Director, during which time she choreographed an extensive repertoire of ballets and contemporary works including the full-length production of The Nutcracker.

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Welcome to Lake Erie Ballet

Meet our new Artistic Director

Lesley Bories-Scalise Biography 2016 Mrs. Bories-Scalise began her dance training in Flint, Michigan under the direction of Gayla Zukevich. At age 12 she was invited, under full scholarship, to attend the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, Ontario and continued... read more

LECOM: Official Sponsor of LEB

At the end of 2015 LECOM became an official sponsor of Lake Erie Ballet. This is a huge step for LEB, as it will allow us to offer more scholarship opportunities. Our professional dancers will benefit from working with the orthopedic staff at LECOM. We also plan to bring our dancers to LECOM facilities to work with and perform for residents. The list goes on, and we are thrilled and honored to say LECOM supports the Lake Erie Ballet.

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Meet Our New Executive Director

There are a lot of changes taking place at Lake Erie Ballet (LEB) in 2016; one of them being our new director, Holly Anderson. She has been a teacher, choreographer and administrative assistant at LEB for the last six years. Holly studied dance management at Oklahoma City University and received a degree in business administration from Edinboro University.

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Lake Erie Ballet Company Members

José Soares

JOSÉ SOARES began his training at 11 years old in Joinville, Santa Catarina in Brazil. He was one of 10 children who were selected out of 30,000 to study ballet at Bolshoi School. He trained under Dmitry Afanasiev and Galina Kravchenko … [read more]

Izabelly Possatto

IZABELLY POSSATTO was born in Vila Velha, ES (Brazil) where she trained and danced professionally with Espaço da Dança. Ms. Possatto received a degree from Escuela Nacional de Cuba and is a graduate of School of the Bolshoi Theater in Brazil … [read more]

Francisco Aguilar

FRANCISCO AGUILAR was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia where he graduated from Institute Colombiano of Ballet (INCOLBALLET), in Cali Colombia. Mr. Aguilar has performed professionally with; InColballet, Colombiana of Ballet, Ballet Juvenil de Cali … [read more]

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